musicals http://news.stlpublicradio.org en As The MUNY Opens Its 2014 Season, It Makes Plans To Preserve Its Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/muny-opens-its-2014-season-it-makes-plans-preserve-its-future <p>The MUNY opened its 2014 season on Monday, June 16 with the first of seven scheduled shows. The offerings this summer include four premieres and the usual mix of classics, family shows and new productions.</p><p>Michael Isaacson, the MUNY’s artistic director and executive producer, appeared on <em>Cityscape</em> this week to give an overview of the season and talk about how the organization is gearing up for its 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary.</p><p></p><p><strong>The MUNY’s 2014 season</strong></p><p><em>Billy Elliot the Musical </em>June 16 – 22</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:17:11 +0000 Camille Phillips 37391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As The MUNY Opens Its 2014 Season, It Makes Plans To Preserve Its Future Broadway’s ‘Once’ Breaks With Musical Tradition, Tour Stops In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/broadway-s-once-breaks-musical-tradition-tour-stops-st-louis <p></p><p>The touring company of Broadway musical “Once” has made its way to St. Louis. As a musical based on a movie based on the music and life of Dublin musician Glenn Hansard, the show is not your average Broadway show.</p><p>For one, it begins by inviting the audience up on stage (for more on that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reflection-belly-stage-stl-s-fox-theatre-s-once">read Nancy Fowler’s reflection on the show</a>). For another, the cast doubles as the orchestra – no musicians sitting in a pit for this show.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:57:11 +0000 Camille Phillips 35229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Broadway’s ‘Once’ Breaks With Musical Tradition, Tour Stops In St. Louis Reflection: Belly Up To The Stage In STL’s Fox Theatre’s ‘Once’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reflection-belly-stage-stl-s-fox-theatre-s-once <p>Ever dreamed of appearing onstage at St. Louis’ Fox Theatre, basking in the lights, beaming at the audience – even once?</p><p></p><p>Thank you, Fox and <a href="http://www.oncemusical.com/preview.html">the musical “Once” </a>for helping me cross that off my bucket list. Through April 20, you, too, can stand in the very space where giants – including Nat “King” Cole, Mae West and Elizabeth Taylor – have planted their feet since 1929.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:44:44 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35163 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reflection: Belly Up To The Stage In STL’s Fox Theatre’s ‘Once’ Broadway Performer Sarah Bolt Returns Home To St. Louis For Holiday Concert http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/broadway-performer-sarah-bolt-returns-home-st-louis-holiday-concert <p>St. Louis native Sarah Bolt, best known for her role as Sister Mary Patrick in the Broadway production of <em>Sister Act</em>, joins Broadway performer Kathy Deitch (<em>Wicked</em>, <em>Footloose</em>) and Emmy-nominated Irish tenor Michael Londra on stage in Kirkwood this Sunday.</p><p>They will be performing a combination of Broadway and holiday songs in a benefit for Retreat to Broadway, a new non-profit that offers "personal renewal" retreats that include live theater experiences.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:01:30 +0000 Camille Phillips 32025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Broadway Performer Sarah Bolt Returns Home To St. Louis For Holiday Concert Stages St. Louis Presents Legally Blonde, The Musical http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stages-st-louis-presents-legally-blonde-musical <p><em>Legally Blonde, The Musical </em>opens tonight at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, continuing Stages St. Louis' 27th season.</p><p>Michelle London plays Elle Woods, a southern California girl who decides to "get serious" and follow her college boyfriend to Harvard Law. Ben Nordstrom returned to St. Louis to play Emmett Forrest. They talked with host Steve Potter to discuss the judgments we make based on people's clothes, defying expectations and their roles in the musical.</p><p><em>Legally Blonde, The Musical</em> opens tonight, Friday July 19 and runs through August 18, 2013.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:57:17 +0000 Camille Phillips 28392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stages St. Louis Presents Legally Blonde, The Musical